Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has raised more than £35 million to support sick children and babies at Bristol Children’s Hospital, and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. It provides lifesaving equipment, ground-breaking medical technology, family accommodation, patient comforts, and arts, music and play therapy to patients and their families.
Bristol Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals, treating patients from across the South West, South Wales, and beyond. It serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South West region, and is a regional, national and international specialist centre of excellence services including neurosurgery, burns, cardiac, leukaemia and bone marrow transplants.
The Grand Appeal also runs Cots for Tots House, a 12-bed family accommodation unit for families of critically ill babies being treated at St Michael’s Hospital. It is a lifeline for these families, providing accommodation free of charge, for as long as they need to, while their baby is being treated. Since it opened in 2012 it has hosted more than 600 families from all over the UK, including as far afield as Wales, the West Midlands and Scotland. It costs £100,000 a year to run Cots for Tots House, a cost entirely funded by The Grand Appeal.
In 2016 the charity is celebrating its 21st anniversary year. It is proud to fundraise for every ward and department at Bristol Children’s Hospital, and committed to funding the best possible facilities, therapies and medical equipment to support patients, no matter how big or small.
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